Hi Readers — This mom wrote to me wondering if what she just experienced is normal. I’m wondering, too! — L.
Dear Free-Range Kids: I have a situation perhaps your readers can help with. Yesterday my daughter came home from playing at the “new” neighbor’s house with a 4-page liability waiver that they want us to sign! Wow! I guess that dangers lurk over there – in the form of a trampoline – and if she is going to set foot on their property she needs a release first. I can’t help but feel paranoid – should I then be worried about having their kids over at our house, because the first thing in their mind is legal action? Has anyone heard of such a thing? Is this the new normal for making friends? — Stunned Mom